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Arrangements set for fallen Trooper

5/28/09<br> Calling hours today for State Trooper Teresa Simpson; funeral mass set for Friday...
A funeral mass will be held Friday for State Trooper Teresa Simpson, of Adams.

Trooper Simpson was the victim of an apparent suicide on Tuesday.

Calling hours at the Piddock Funeral Home are today from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A vigil service will begin at 9 p.m.

The funeral mass will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Cecilia's Church in Adams. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery, Adams.

The Adams Fire Department's Friday bingo is cancelled due to a dinner that will be held at the department following the funeral.

Following is Trooper Simpson's obituary.

Adams - Teresa A. Simpson, 36, of 10136 Wright Street Road, died early Tuesday evening at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. Funeral mass will be 1:30 pm Friday at St. Cecilias Church, Adams, with Rev. Douglas A. Decker officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-9 pm Thurs at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams. A vigil service will begin at 9:00 pm.s Dept, then later a communications specialist for the New York State Police. She became a New York State Trooper in January 2002 and was stationed at Troop F SP Liberty and at Troop D SP Adams. Most recently she worked with the State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), Syracuse.s Church and a member and chaplain of the Adams Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Born September 8, 1972 in Watertown, daughter of Robert D. and Patricia A. Williams Simpson, she graduated from South Jefferson Central School in 1990. She attended Jefferson Community College and SUNY Plattsburg receiving a BS in Criminal Justice. Miss Simpson worked at K-Mart, 2 Bros. Pizza and Restaurant, and was a dispatcher for the Jefferson County Sheriff

She was recognized for her dispatch service during the ice storm of 1998 and she received the Red Cross Heroes Award for her role in helping police capture two purse snatchers outside Salmon Run Mall. In 2006 she was honored for her exceptional investigative and road skills at the annual Law and Order Night conducted by the Watertown Army and Navy American Legion Post 61.

Surviving besides her parents, are two brothers and sisters in law, State Police Sgt. Robert J. and S. Jennifer Simpson, Adams, and State Police Investigator Joseph P. and Kathleen Simpson, Adams, six nieces and nephews, maternal grandmother, Matilda A. Williams, Watertown, Paternal step grandmother, Jean Simpson, Livermore, CA, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Miss Simpson was a communicant of St. Cecilia

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box72, Adams, NY 13605 or to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY 13605.

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